Rope, wrought iron, wood, koi pond, and waterfall outside a Japanese restaurant....
Japanese lettering created by Google Translate
The sky called to me on this day when we were out on the Gulf Waters...looking toward the Harbor Bridge and the Port of Corpus Christi!! The sea was calm, the breeze off the water was refreshing! The scenery wasn't too bad either! [a private boat cannot go further than so many feet from the bridge...into the port, it is a restricted area!! Exorbitant fines if caught going in too far.] Did you know this bit of info? Since 911 it is also illegal to photograph the UNDERside of a bridge such as this one. It's all about homeland security these days, I think. Country safety comes first and foremost. I'm sure the restrictions are because it is for the fact terrorists could utilize such images in attack plans?!! Under this particular bridge, on land and nearby the port-of-call building...restrictive signs posted everywhere regarding photographs, ALSO, by the year 2020 a new bridge will be finished if proposals go through and state funds are okayed....a $700 million project. This present bridge is getting old...over 53 years' existence.linking to: Skywatch Friday
- From Local Newspaper: "The new bridge will be taller than the existing one for ships in the nearby port to pass under it. The current bridge 138 feet tall, and the new one would be 205 feet tall."
...this photo, courtesy of TxDOT, is one of many possible bridge designs for replacing the old WWII design of the cantilever Harbor Bridge we use today that can be seen behind the drawn-in "new" bridge. There are also proposed sketches of a cable suspension bridge similar to one in Houston, but much taller. The tallest bridge in existence in the state of Texas is the Rainbow Bridge near the border of Louisiana and Texas in the southeast corner...177 feet tall. So, if this bridge that the city of Corpus Christi is completed at 205 feet in height...it will then be the tallest?!!! [The harbor bridge in the skywatch photo...it's the 2nd tallest in Texas at this time]...Only time will tell.